Re: ß vs. ſs

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Fri Mar 12 2010 - 02:48:32 CST

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    On 11 Mar 2010, at 23:21, Andrew West wrote:

    > As the ß-form ligature normally only occurs in italic text, and in
    > roman text the same word is normally written using either a ligatured
    > ſſ medially or an unligatured ſs finally, I would agree with David
    > that what looks like ß in English (French, Italian, etc.) should best
    > be represented as an ſs ligature (I would use ſ-ZWJ-s to indicate to
    > the font that a ligature is required), and that way a suitably
    > designed italic font would use a ß-glyph whereas a roman font would
    > not.

    As would I.

    Michael Everson *

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